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About ACQUA - White Bear Lake
Acqua is comfortably located on the Western shore of White Bear Lake and offers seating in four relaxed dining rooms, two sheltered decks overlooking the marina, a spacious lakeside patio and cozy bar. The menu is Italian driven and Acqua Restaurant always strives to source out the highest quality local ingredients. The restaurant focuses on maintaining a warm, clean and comfortable atmosphere while offering knowledgeable and attentive service that cares.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm. Closed Mondays
Highway 61 and Highway 96
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call us for private off-site events.
Parking is available along Lake Street or behind our building.
Private Party Facilities:
We have three rooms, each available for private and semi-private dining of up to 30 guests with great views of White Bear Lake. Our newly remodeled upstairs private dining room seats 20 and features a fireplace as well as a view over the lake.
Private Party Contact:
Daron Close: (651) 407-7317
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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ACQUA - White Bear Lake Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner upstairs next to the fireplace. There was a full moon sparkling over the lake for a perfect view. The food was fabulous. I had the chicken with mushroom sauce, spinach salad, and creme brulet. My husbands steak was done perfectly, and he loved the corn chowder soup. Our waitress was pleasant and kind. The only issue was I ordered a wine flight. She misunderstood and only brought the first glass of wine. by the end of dinner I inquired about the next flight. Then she felt bad, brought the 2nd glass for free in compensation, but i missed out on the dessert flight. Acqua is our favorite place and we would still recommend it.
Great service and delicious food. The dining room was pretty full for a Wednesday night but I could still easily hold a conversation at normal volume. I just had one small gripe; our server made it sound as though soup was included with our meal, but it ended up costing $10 each for two cups of soup. Shame on me for not clarifying, but $10 is pretty ridiculous for a cup of soup. A little more transparency would've been better, but overall it was a good dining experience and I would go again.
I love everything about this restaurant except the pace, every course and especially drinks are 5 to 10 minutes too slow, there are awkward lulls that are really hard to understand. I have tried the prefix 3 times and have had others ala carte at the same tabLe and the timing was noticeably off. Fix that one thing and the place would be perfect.
Acqua is a favorite restaurant for my husband and I. We love the seasonal menu and the weekly specials. I've eaten some of my all-time best meals at Acqua! The staff is professional and everyone is happy to be working under such exceptional management. My husband and I have eaten at Acqua too many times to count and we've never had a bad or disappointing meal.
We are SO lucky to have such an amazing restaurant in White Bear! For special occasions and date nite, we rarely stray from Acqua, as the food is ALWAYS delish, the drinks amazing and different than you can get anywhere else. Our service has always been spot-on, too. We'll be back!
We love this neighborhood restaurant. They have a delicious menu (just updated for fall/winter), a great wine list and delicious cocktails. Now that's it's cold out, we sit indoors, but the several dining areas are very pleasant. My husband and I took my mom there and the three of us had a really lovely dinner. It's just always consistently good--food, service, ambience, etc. I highly recommend Acqua in White Bear Lake.
My wife and I had a date night at Acqua in Forest Lake. Loved it! It was a great experience from arrival to departure. The manager on duty, our wait staff ... everyone was friendly, inviting, and knowledge. In my experience ... it is rare for a restaurant to be great in all areas of a dining experience. Most will do well in at least one area. Acqua in Forest Lake is unusual in that they hit high marks in every area ... it's a special place. We'll be back!
The woman who served us and the gentleman behind the bar before we were seated were all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable!! Our new favorite place for sure. Everything we ate was delicious and fresh!Can't wait to go back and will look for many reasons to do so.
Sam was very attentive and made our experience very pleasant. At first we weren't sure how things would play out since we arrived 10 min early and were left standing at the hosts station...a bit awkward. Especially so when another couple came and also stated they had a 7pm reservation and were immediately seated🤔 But Sam saved it and we will be back👍🏽
We were seated promptly but our table was not ideal, it was in the middle of the restaurant close to the stairs and bus station. Throughout our entire meal we heard dishes being dumped into bins.
Our server was great and took great care of us.
Food was nicely prepared and ample portions.
Beat salad and mushroom soup were enjoyable. For dinner we had the pork shank, salmon and lobster. And finished with a delicious chocolate dessert.
Be warned the seats are quite uncomfortable as they are basically outdoor metal seats with worn out cushions.
Disappointed in server non disclosure to my Dad when his Johnny Walker Red was not available. Offered Blue or Black- but no disclosure on how much extra cost. He gets the bill : $40 for his drink. Very poor and he will never go back. Feels fleeced. Servers should be careful about providing complete information - you don’t want to offend an 80 year old (born in Great Depression) with such tactics. It is a shame because now- Acqua is off our list.
Food was amazing and place was nice. Would have rated a 5 but.........It was wierd to be told that me and my soon-to-be fiance was given a 1.5 hr time limit to eat. We didnt even get to our dessert yet and the Host came and told us to hurry up and they would pack our dessert to go because of a waiting group. Even the waitress was shocked to hear. I don’t remember seeing a time limit when I reserved our table.
Lets just say, the proposal was during the walk around the lake and not at the dinner table.
I travel to the eastern US for business & visit more than a few high end restaurants - Aqua was of the top three dining experiences I've had in the last 20+ years. The food was incredible & our waiter Edwardo made the entire dinning experience an absolute pleasure. We'll be back often & will bring friends!
We love the small plate choices and each ordered 2. The only disappointment was the calamari which was spicier than we would have liked. I am sure other people love the spiciness. My favorites are the scallops and the asparagus, which is served with an egg on top. We will be back soon.
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